We’ve been asked multiple times, HOW to clean one’s beads of negative energies! Our collective answer is to do what you would for a good friend 🙂 Put them in sunlight, a bright moon, into the ocean, and direct a lot of love and positive energies towards the object!
Another easy way to energetically care for and purify your gems and yourself, is to smudge sage!
There’s many ways to do it online (google search “sage smudging”), or click here for a good article from the Chopra Center, so I’ll just give you the basics. And share with you how NOT to get a visit from the neighborhood fire department!
- Light the sage.
- Blow out the flame and let the embers smoke.
- With positive thoughts in mind, fan the smoke around your body, gemstones, and your space.
- Be respectful that the smoke is lifting to the heavens and going out to the universe.
- Leave it to burn, or put it out. (We use an abalone shell as it represents the water element)
- Share the ashes back with the earth.
- And unless you want to be teased for the rest of your life, make sure you have proper air flow!
Anna is smudging the store as I write this, to cleanse The Bead Gallery for the New Year – asking for success, abundance, new friends, and a LOT of CREATIVITY! Because it’s a closed space without windows, we are using just one little leaf. I used a smudging stick to bless our last location on Kalani Street, and ended up setting off the fire alarm on the FIRST DAY! The fire department was understanding, thank goodness!
a beautiful prayer you can use from the Chopra Center:
A Smudging Prayer
May your hands be cleansed, that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed, that they might take you where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed, that you might hear its messages clearly.
May your throat be cleansed, that you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed, that you might see the signs and wonders of the world.
May this person and space be washed clean by the smoke of these fragrant plants.
And may that same smoke carry our prayers, spiraling, to the heavens.